Meet 'Hung's Transgender Star Jamie Clayton
Transgender actress Jamie Clayton has been through a lot as one would expect, but the former host of VH1's TRANSform Me has shown that she can beat the odds, scoring a role on the popular HBO series, Hung.
"I honestly started crying when my manager called me the night [he told me that] I got the part," Clayton said. "I started bursting into tears and I called my mom to tell her."
And while her mother was thrilled, Clayton was more ecstatic for nabbing the role; not because she gets to make out with series star Thomas Jane (though she did find it to be an "absolute pleasure"), but for the fact that the thespian gets to exhibit her acting chops in front of a larger audience and not just be looked at as a transgender actress.
"I want to act," Clayton said. "I want to do movies and television shows. I want to audition for all different kinds of parts, not just transgender roles. Hopefully, once people see the show, they will believe in me."
Hear more about Jamie Clayton's past and future endeavors and more in the video! Don't miss Hung when it airs Sunday nights on HBO.